November 13, 2011 - International Tongue Twister Day

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck,
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
A woodchuck would chuck as much wood
as a woodchuck could,
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

  • Learn some tongue twisters and try to say them five times quickly.
  • Write some new tongue twisters. Be sure to use some alliteration (a bunch of words that start with the same sound, such as “My lodger Larry looks like Lincoln.” Also, use some rhyming words.
  • Check out the tons of tongue twisters at Wart Games.

also on this date:
World Kindness Day

"When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world." -- Harold Kushner

Today is World Kindness Day. You can kind to anybody and everybody (today and every day): relatives, friends, acquaintances, strangers, service personnel, shop clerks. If you put special effort into thinking how to be kind to people on a day like today, maybe you can practice some of those kind ways all year round.

RandomActs of Kindness has a website with ideas, resources, and stories of kindness. One of the red tabs at the top of the page is labeled “Educators”; there are more ideas especially for kids and classrooms there. 

Also, Crayola has put together a few activities for World Kindness Day. 

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